Warpaint- The Fool

  ‘The Fool‘ was released by LA rock band Warpaint at the end of 2010. It was released 2 years after the LP that brought them to attention, ‘Exquisite Corpse‘ came out. After my first listen I wasn’t too sure about it, but it grew on me, much like their second album, ‘Warpaint’. I thought itContinue reading “Warpaint- The Fool”

Sonic Youth-Sister

  Noise, YEAH. Art rock, AWW YEAH. Distortion, FUCK YEAH. “Her brother said she’s just a bitch”, wait, what? Sonic Youth have quickly become one of my all time favourite bands. I hate to say it but they’re cool as fuck, and that’s a big part of why I like them. Every record has aContinue reading “Sonic Youth-Sister”

The Weeknd- Beauty Behind The Madness

‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ is the second album from The Weeknd. I hadn’t heard of him until I was in Canada, so he kind of came out of nowhere for me. I think he was pretty well known before this release though in Canada and the US, but as we all know he blew upContinue reading “The Weeknd- Beauty Behind The Madness”

Tom Waits-Closing Time

  This is going to be a hard one. Or very easy..this is one of my favourite albums of all time so I’m either going to wander into how much I love it or get mumbled along the way. Tom Waits debut ‘Closing Time’ is one of those perfectly aged yet never old albums aboutContinue reading “Tom Waits-Closing Time”

Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division’s debut ‘Unknown Pleasures‘ is regarded by some as one of the best albums ever released.  When I first heard it I was in awe of the sound and feel of the album largely down to Ian Curtis presence. I was brought to the album through comparisons people had made between the music ofContinue reading “Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures”

Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

This was one of the first albums I loved and played over and over. I was the perfect age for it,16, and at the beginning of so many of the stories the Arctic Monkeys tell in this album. So, I related to that but also to the music. The Kooks sang about much the sameContinue reading “Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not”

Future Island- Singles

  Future Islands are an American synth-pop band and ‘Singles’ was released in 2014. It was their fourth album and they have a new one coming out soon. The success and rise of the album was due in part to their appearance on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ where they played a rousing single, ‘Seasons’, leadContinue reading “Future Island- Singles”